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WTF? I turned back on favorite counts and now it's back to showing me "has favorites" WHAT GIVES METAFILTER?
posted by xmutex to Bugs at 8:05 AM (122 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

You might have to go to your preferences page and resave. I had to do that to get the setting to stick on the multiple browsers I read Metafilter on because the settings are cookie based and not always refreshed.
posted by kmz at 8:07 AM on November 6, 2009


You know it's on a per-computer basis, right? Otherwise

1. I am not sure
2. you can always email us

I promise we are not fucking with you.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:07 AM on November 6, 2009 [27 favorites]


OH MY GOD.
posted by The Straightener at 8:11 AM on November 6, 2009


Yeah, just to reiterate what jessamyn said, favorites preferences are like every other display preference (themes, fonts, link styling, etc) in that they are stored on cookies and if you update one setting, you need to login on other computers to have it update as well.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:12 AM on November 6, 2009


To reiterate what Matt and Jess said, what Matt and Jess said.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:12 AM on November 6, 2009 [25 favorites]


I cannot has favorites?
posted by iamkimiam at 8:13 AM on November 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


I'm very funky, but it is occluded from the casual observer for their own protection.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:15 AM on November 6, 2009


The content of this post aside I just want to say that's some excellent orthography, xmutex.
posted by Kattullus at 8:15 AM on November 6, 2009


MetaFilter:I promise we are not fucking with you.

T-shirt, please.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:21 AM on November 6, 2009 [35 favorites]


To reiterate what Matt and Jess said, what Matt and Jess said.

That's more indirection than iteration, isn't it?
posted by FishBike at 8:25 AM on November 6, 2009


So is everything in that top box stored in this weird half-local way? Maybe add a note to the box or something. Because I'm not sure how anyone would possibly know that some settings take effect across your whole account, and others don't.
posted by smackfu at 8:27 AM on November 6, 2009


I just looked up orthography, so thank you Kattullus!
posted by ersatzkat at 8:32 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Just to elaborate on how this works: everything in the Website Settings section of preferences is stored in two places: our database, and cookies on your machine. Those cookies are set when you log in or when you save preferences. So if you never log in/out of the site, you won't get the cookies set for each browser if you happen to change your Website Settings in a different browser.

This is a feature for some folks because they like to set different settings for different browsers. They might use the plain text theme at work, and the default theme on their laptop. Having to change this setting each time for each browser would be annoying. The flipside is that if you want a Website Setting to be persistent across browsers instead, that aspect of the settings is annoying.
posted by pb (staff) at 8:37 AM on November 6, 2009


WHAT GIVES METAFILTER?

That's an easy one. Matt gives Metafilter.
posted by jock@law at 8:45 AM on November 6, 2009 [7 favorites]


How is Metta formed?
posted by shakespeherian at 8:49 AM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


How is Metta formed?
posted by shakespeherian at 11:49 AM on November 6 [+] [!]


They need to do way instain with favorites> who kill thier Mettas.
posted by specialagentwebb at 8:58 AM on November 6, 2009 [9 favorites]


pb: "Just to elaborate on how this works: everything in the Website Settings section of preferences is stored in two places: our database, and cookies on your machine. Those cookies are set when you log in or when you save preferences. So if you never log in/out of the site, you won't get the cookies set for each browser if you happen to change your Website Settings in a different browser."

Translation for Enterprise Software geeks:

It's a initialized write-through cache but not a replicated cache.
posted by vacapinta at 9:04 AM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


The per-computer-cookie preferences thing makes some sense here, but I'm still feeling vaguely fucked with.
posted by xmutex at 9:11 AM on November 6, 2009


Metafilter: Gives great Metafilter.
posted by iamabot at 9:23 AM on November 6, 2009

The per-computer-cookie preferences thing makes some sense here, but I'm still feeling vaguely fucked with.
What do you expect for five bucks?

Round-the-world is twenty, buddy, same as in town.
posted by scrump at 9:41 AM on November 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


What do you expect for five bucks?

Hey my account was free. And I expect a lot of frills with my free.
posted by xmutex at 9:44 AM on November 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


The per-computer-cookie preferences thing makes some sense here, but I'm still feeling vaguely fucked with.

It's possible that something in a non-metafilter part of your life is fucking with you and it's just spilling over, like when your family gets into a fight at Thanksgiving about the turkey and it's not about the turkey at all but everybody's been drinking and you know you're just going to end up sitting out on the porch with your dad afterward, both of you drinking a beer and kind of shaking your heads.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:50 AM on November 6, 2009 [38 favorites]


I believe you mean WHAT. THE. FUCK. MATT?

Or perhaps, Please Hope Me.
posted by klangklangston at 9:53 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


has favorites lodged in my throat and now I can't breathe. Help?
posted by carsonb at 9:55 AM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Have all 5 mods ever weighed in so quickly before?
posted by cjorgensen at 10:09 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


HYPERBOLE MUCH?
posted by blue_beetle at 10:24 AM on November 6, 2009


There's a plain text theme! Watch as I perform the happiest of all trying-to-read-mefi-at-work-internet-happy-dances.
posted by edbles at 10:24 AM on November 6, 2009


I think I understand you a little better now, cortex.
posted by JeffK at 10:26 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


The per-computer-cookie preferences thing makes some sense here, but I'm still feeling vaguely fucked with.

It's because mathowie et al. are out to get you. I heard this in a cabal meeting.
posted by rtha at 10:45 AM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Translation for Enterprise Software geeks:

It's a initialized write-through cache but not a replicated cache.

Translation for non-techs:

If you have this problem, log out and back in, and it will go away.
posted by davejay at 10:47 AM on November 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


I promise we are not fucking with you.
Of course she would say that, whether or not 'they' really are fucking with you!
posted by dg at 11:15 AM on November 6, 2009


cheese is a kind of meat. a tasty yellow beef.
posted by ninjew at 11:15 AM on November 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


The per-computer-cookie preferences thing makes some sense here, but I'm still feeling vaguely fucked with.

Oh, that's a different setting. Go to your preferences, check the "has been briskly rogered" option, save, logout, and login again. That vague feeling should go away.
posted by maudlin at 11:21 AM on November 6, 2009 [9 favorites]


I promise we are not fucking with you.

Oh, you say that nowwww....
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:27 AM on November 6, 2009


What do you expect for five bucks?

Now that's a t-shirt.
posted by philip-random at 11:29 AM on November 6, 2009 [10 favorites]


but I'm still feeling vaguely fucked with.

Of course they're fucking with you. EVERYBODY'S fucking with you. I'm fucking with you RIGHT NOW!



...from inside the house
posted by P.o.B. at 11:39 AM on November 6, 2009


The favorite counts went away?

You mean I actually have to read the stuff that you freaks are writing?
posted by jason's_planet at 12:01 PM on November 6, 2009


Only 24 more days!
posted by spaltavian at 12:20 PM on November 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


My old account was free, my new one was $5.

Yes, that was me just showing off, no actual content or insight. Dollar dropping as it were.

Thank you very much.
posted by Antidisestablishmentarianist at 12:24 PM on November 6, 2009


Can one of the mods change xmutex's username to xantax to help calm him down?
posted by GuyZero at 12:27 PM on November 6, 2009


xanax might work better
posted by gingerbeer at 12:41 PM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Have all 5 mods ever weighed in so quickly before?

I think they have a fully-networked "OMG SOMEBODY MADE A METAPOST ABOUT FAVORITES AGAIN" emergency alert system, that notifies everyone with a usernumber of 7418 or lower. I just tried logging in with my old account and the MetaTalk logo was replaced with a 288-point Verdana "WTF?!?" Also, I was once presecribed xmutex... cleared my acne right up, but the hair-loss side effect was annoying.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:56 PM on November 6, 2009


Have all 5 mods ever weighed in so quickly before?

Holy shit, there's five?

THEY'RE BREEDING. JUST LIKE THE DINOSAURS ON THE ISLAND!
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:05 PM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


This would read so much better on a white background.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 1:06 PM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Is ths something...never mind
posted by fixedgear at 1:32 PM on November 6, 2009


xanax might work better

I never go to Metafilter without a few emergency Xanax.
posted by xmutex at 1:33 PM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREW!
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 1:46 PM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


I'm still feeling vaguely fucked with.

I'm sure we can arrange for you to feel unequivocally fucked with.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 1:54 PM on November 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


I thought the t was silent?

I can't spell major drug tradenames :(
posted by GuyZero at 1:54 PM on November 6, 2009


MetaFilter: We can arrange for you to feel unequivocally fucked with.
posted by Skot at 1:57 PM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Just in time for the holidays! MetaFilter cookies. A traditional favorite.
posted by effluvia at 1:57 PM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


cheese is a kind of meat. a tasty yellow beef.

Even white cheese?
posted by owtytrof at 2:00 PM on November 6, 2009


What do you expect for 5 bucks

Same as in town!
posted by Miko at 2:11 PM on November 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


The per-computer-cookie preferences thing makes some sense here, but I'm still feeling vaguely fucked with.

Please message me with your home address, the address of your work and your phone numbers and I'll do my best to change that "feeling vaguely fucked with" to "feeling definitely fucked with".

You will have to sign a boilerplate waiver releasing me from any and all liability for all acts of me fucking with you, not excluding any of the following:

The untimely aerial delivery of elephants. Deliverable commodity order calls on 5,000 tons of pork bellies, cow manure and/or orange juice. The random appearance of dates, escorts or hookers. Junk mail from Scientology. Ninjas. Drunk ninjas. Fine grade silica sand in your contact lens washing solution. Fiberglass powder in your underwear drawer. Stink bombs. Property damage from space debris. Property or personal damage from having too many Cheetos forcibly packed into your property or person. The sudden inexplicable appearance of hundreds of paparazzi at your home. Encyclopedia Britannica salespersons. Having all of your phone numbers forwarded to your local sheriff's office. Candlelight vigils involving Cat Stevens on your doorstep. Being targeted by the Yakuza for an offense you didn't commit. Exploding frogs. Exploding household pets. Fire from above. Clowns. Mimes. Richard Simmons.

And much more than is expedient to list in detail here, but if it falls under the definition of "fucking with someone" feel free to include it.
posted by loquacious at 2:23 PM on November 6, 2009 [18 favorites]


"Clowns. Mimes. Richard Simmons."

All right, now you've gone too far.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 2:26 PM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


FREE WINONA FAVORITES!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:28 PM on November 6, 2009


And we've all learned a valuable lesson.
posted by killdevil at 2:48 PM on November 6, 2009


mumble mumble mumble
posted by jeffamaphone at 3:13 PM on November 6, 2009


Have all 5 mods ever weighed in so quickly before?

Yes they have, once.

From what I can see, only 11 previous MetaTalk threads have *ever* had all 5 mods comment in them, and no threads anywhere else on the site have (which is surprising to me). In descending order of how long it took for all 5 to make their first comment:
8091 minutes: post #15658 - Metafilter Infodump: more stats than you can shake a stick at.
6950 minutes: post #15992 - Forty Three Thousand untagged posts DONE.
1448 minutes: post #14622 - Close your eyes and visualize...
1138 minutes: post #15621 - GÇ£A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the worldGÇ¥
1027 minutes: post #15706 - Searching For A Heart Of Gold
904 minutes: post #17951 - MetaFilter shirts for sale
799 minutes: post #16096 - A couple minor feature requests fulfilled
566 minutes: post #15444 - "wow, this isn't just a place for freaks after all?"
486 minutes: post #17566 - The day has come.
302 minutes: post #17698 - MeFi Tenth Anniversary Site launched
9 minutes: post #16853 - OH SNAP LOL
This thread here took 59 minutes for that to happen, so it'd be the second fastest ever.
posted by FishBike at 3:57 PM on November 6, 2009 [17 favorites]


Have all 5 mods ever weighed in so quickly before?

This was excellent in terms of timing.
posted by mlis at 4:01 PM on November 6, 2009


I don't think vacapinta gets our OMG NEW METATALK POST emails, and he's in a much different timezone, so it might be interesting to rerun that analysis without accounting for him; I'd bet the list would be a lot longer and have a lot more low-latency entries.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:05 PM on November 6, 2009


There are 73 posts where 4 mods (excluding vacapinta -- sorry dude!) all commented. And again they're *all* in MetaTalk! Here are the 10 fastest:
43 minutes: post #14214 - New user history pages are up
36 minutes: post #16938 - But, it's my FAVORITE!
36 minutes: post #16329 - Related questions are awesome.
34 minutes: post #15196 - Guy Who Posted That one Funny Comment has added Total Frikken Stranger as a Contact!
29 minutes: post #16096 - A couple minor feature requests fulfilled
16 minutes: post #17009 - Contact Activity
14 minutes: post #17096 - Is post order determined by when the post was started, or when it was submitted?
9 minutes: post #16853 - OH SNAP LOL
9 minutes: post #15655 - Mislink fix
5 minutes: post #15346 - Whuh?

posted by FishBike at 4:11 PM on November 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


Getting rid of the guy who's bringing the average down? What's this, "No mod left behind?"
posted by qvantamon at 4:14 PM on November 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


And not to get even more nasty, but a three-mod thing leaving pb out will probably turn up a bunch of really fast responses on stuff that's more policy-oriented than technical; there are things for which me and Matt and Jess would all necessarily scramble that pb wouldn't really be so much expected to have to wade through. I bet the top-ten list for that would all be under ten minutes.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:23 PM on November 6, 2009


Under ten minutes indeed, and the fastest ones are all MetaTalk ones again (though there are posts outside of MetaTalk where the three of you have all commented, of course... just not in under 7 minutes):
391 seconds: MetaTalk post #16141 - But it was funny!
391 seconds: MetaTalk post #13110 - Why was my post deleted?
362 seconds: MetaTalk post #16048 - Boobs + Cured meat /= Best of the Web
336 seconds: MetaTalk post #15346 - Whuh?
304 seconds: MetaTalk post #17009 - Contact Activity
297 seconds: MetaTalk post #16674 - [previous-filter] mefi checks if fpp links have previously been posted. how about doing the same for a few of the other large sites out there?
264 seconds: MetaTalk post #14726 - Pastabagel for prom king!
260 seconds: MetaTalk post #14806 - The HTML error is gone, but the [Flagged] remains!
231 seconds: MetaTalk post #14767 - not to be rhetorical
178 seconds: MetaTalk post #14832 - 34 Mefites think Mach3avelli is an asshat.

posted by FishBike at 4:33 PM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Oh and I just clicked the link to that 178-second one... I'm amazed it took you all nearly three minutes to weigh in on the terribleness of that idea.
posted by FishBike at 4:35 PM on November 6, 2009


Gmail can take a minute or two to refresh, so factor that in. What I'm impressed by is yhbc's cockblocking of the triumvirate response.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:37 PM on November 6, 2009


I like how there's a delay on this one that's probably the "it takes a minute to go to the FAQ, find the right entry, copy the link and some text" penalty.

Also, I totally wasn't a mod at that point, I was still just spending too much time in Metatalk for the fun of it.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:58 PM on November 6, 2009


faved
posted by idiomatika at 5:00 PM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Dang, I didn't even know vacapinta was a mod. And previous to that, I was really slow to pick up on that stuff too. It'd be cool if there was like a training wheels mode for the first few months (or years..) of an account where posts from mods have the username in red or something.
posted by floam at 5:00 PM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


posts from mods have the username in red or something.

Hoooo boy...
posted by fixedgear at 5:05 PM on November 6, 2009


Personally I think that mod usernames should be on fire.
posted by Kattullus at 5:18 PM on November 6, 2009


Using a special text colour isn't very useful to anyone with colour perception difficulties. I think having them displayed with every 2nd character blinking would be good:
posted by cortex

posted by jessamyn

posted by mathowie
... ok, maybe not "good" as such.
posted by FishBike at 5:29 PM on November 6, 2009


An animated gif is classier... 's all I'm saying.
posted by Kattullus at 5:33 PM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


i'm-a reiterate
here to obliterate
i do not care a bit
about your fa-vo-rite
how many that you got
i know you got a lot
now you can count 'em down
and take 'em outta town
do what-chu wanna do
i'm only tellin' you
and words i will not mince
go set your pre-fe-rence!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:37 PM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Thanks for the excellent suggestion, Kattullus. You owe me a new monitor.
posted by koeselitz at 5:40 PM on November 6, 2009


Did you know? The English language has just one anagram for "jessamyn" and not a single one for "cortex." True Story!
posted by killdevil at 6:19 PM on November 6, 2009


Dang, I didn't even know vacapinta was a mod.

He only sort of is. He checks in during our nighttime and has a limited list of mod powers he can invoke but he can clean up disasters and has a level head and the requisite sense of humor. Since he's been the Midnight Mod we've all slept a bit better.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:20 PM on November 6, 2009


The english language, maybe. But Xortec is a great name for a villain. Bow before Xortec!
posted by qvantamon at 6:36 PM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


"I promise we are not fucking with you."
The last time someone told me that I ended up with an earful of cider.
posted by Iron Rat at 6:41 PM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


I want a "limited list of mod powers!"

But on twitter, so I can ban the Britney Bots.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:08 PM on November 6, 2009


I want a "limited list of mod powers!"

Not me. I won't settle for a limited list of mod powers. I need all mod cons.
posted by The World Famous at 7:25 PM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm standing right here for fuck sakes.
posted by Meatbomb at 8:01 PM on November 6, 2009


If you want to highlight mod names, you could just underline them.
posted by Pronoiac at 8:04 PM on November 6, 2009


Extort is almost an anagram for Cortex. A coincidence? Maybe, maybe not.
posted by alms at 8:13 PM on November 6, 2009


Claiming to be the astral mod without any actual physical mod powers betrays a profound misunderstanding of basic theosophy.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:30 PM on November 6, 2009


for reasons that aren't that interesting to get into, i found myself looking at metafilter on my old xp computer instead of my vista computer and had no of favorites off - i read through the ft hood shooting thread like that

i don't care for it, and have switched back to the old system - i find the amount of favorites per comment to be interesting and valuable information, even though i might disagree with the reasons why such things were favorited - it still lets me feel the pulse of the community and i like having that kind of constant straw vote on how people feel the conversation is going
posted by pyramid termite at 8:58 PM on November 6, 2009


It's important that the astral mod NOT have any terrestrial mod powers, actually.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:59 PM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Interesting view, pyramid termite, but in the uberthread it was proven that favorites make baby cortex cry. Have fun destroying Democracy, truth-hater.
posted by fleacircus at 9:06 PM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]



It's important that the astral mod NOT have any terrestrial mod powers, actually.


His powers are far graver. Far graver.
posted by The Whelk at 9:21 PM on November 6, 2009


(the implication is that the terrestrial mods are also astral mods, unless their souls are stunted or something)
posted by Burhanistan at 9:26 PM on November 6, 2009


Did you know? The English language has just one anagram for "jessamyn" and not a single one for "cortex."
Maybe not, but there are a lot of results for excort on google.
posted by tellurian at 9:41 PM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Mod names can be highlighted (plus some other crunchy navigation goodness) via MeFi Navigator.
posted by dg at 1:11 AM on November 7, 2009


tellurian: “Maybe not, but there are a lot of results for excort on google.”

I'm pretty sure "excort" is a verb meaning "to do what Bud Cort kept trying to do in Harold And Maude."
posted by koeselitz at 1:23 AM on November 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


MeFi Navigator

Is that the thing that adds weird numbers to people's comments when you quote them in your reply? That thing sucks.
posted by ryanrs at 3:05 AM on November 7, 2009


I think you are referring to MeFiQuote. Never seen it add weird numbers to people's comments, but if you use it with MeFi Navigator, you need to be careful about quoting admin people, because it adds 'admin' to their user name when you quote them. It also doesn't play nice with the show-profile-pic script :-(
posted by dg at 3:36 AM on November 7, 2009


Out of curiousity, are these new options? Because mine went from [xx favourites] to [faved] to [has favourites] over the span of a few days.
posted by Decimask at 5:35 AM on November 7, 2009


I think the mods should have their own soundtrack like "Dramatic Prairie Dog" "...Duh...duh...Duhhhhh!
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:20 AM on November 7, 2009


My favorite anagram personally is googly's work, from what turned into an anagram thread:

rox, etc

Out of curiousity, are these new options? Because mine went from [xx favourites] to [faved] to [has favourites] over the span of a few days.

Yeah, it's a new temporary thing we're doing just for November as an informal experiment. There's a little banner at the very top of the Metatalk front page that'll lead to more info if you're curious.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:27 AM on November 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


well, I have tried this "has favorites" thing for a couple days now and I'm ready to declare it asshattery. or asshattish. or just asinine with a hat. prefs changed.
posted by krautland at 8:52 AM on November 7, 2009


> it's on a per-computer basis

and per browser, if you use several. and pretty much per visit if you have ccleaner set to wipe your cookies and Flash LSOs every morning just before the AV scan.
posted by jfuller at 8:56 AM on November 7, 2009


I certainly hope this whole debacle has been enough trouble for the admins that they never do anything like it again.
posted by unSane at 9:37 PM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Well, we all have different hopes, unSane. I hope that next time fewer people will freak out about it.
posted by Kattullus at 9:43 PM on November 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


number of favourites may not count but it's a terrible thing that i get to die happy simply because i sparked a photo-finish with quonsar - the rank outsider - just pipped at the post.
posted by de at 12:13 AM on November 8, 2009


ryanrs: "95Is that the thing that adds weird numbers to people's comments when you quote them in your reply? That thing sucks."

dg: "96I think you are referring to MeFiQuote. Never seen it add weird numbers to people's comments, but if you use it with MeFi Navigator, you need to be careful about quoting admin people, because it adds 'admin' to their user name when you quote them. It also doesn't play nice with the show-profile-pic script :-("

That number thing drives me insane! I absolutely love both of these scripts, so I deal with the fact that I've forgotten about the 'bug' until after I hit post and see it there, well, bugging me. Grrrrr.
posted by iamkimiam at 1:58 AM on November 8, 2009


I certainly hope this whole debacle has been enough trouble for the admins that they never do anything like it again.

You'd be amazed at how much we can put up with. And frankly, wishing that we'd stop trying to improve the site (because honestly any change on the site at all comes with some resistance) seems like a weird hope, but the site contains multitudes.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:47 PM on November 8, 2009


I wasn't wishing that you'd stop trying to improve the site. I was wishing that you'd not embark on obviously flawed functionality reducing opt-out 'experiments' that don't fix anything that was broken. A few more good ideas like this and I'll be out of here, being careful not to let the screen door hit me on the ass.
posted by unSane at 6:55 PM on November 8, 2009


C-ya!
posted by Burhanistan at 6:56 PM on November 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


A few more good ideas like this and I'll be out of here, being careful not to let the screen door hit me on the ass.

There's a door on your screen? Where can I get one of those?
posted by The World Famous at 7:06 PM on November 8, 2009


Nuts. Is this thread now just here to redo that other thread?
posted by Pronoiac at 8:30 PM on November 8, 2009


Nope! It is now for sharing wonderful things like this!

Ah, what I would do if I had horn and accordion players always at my disposal.
posted by ocherdraco at 11:39 PM on November 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


Also this one, for which one can replace "horn" in my above comment to "tambourine."
posted by ocherdraco at 11:42 PM on November 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


You'd be amazed at how much we can put up with.

Impressed is the word I'd use.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:05 AM on November 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Since he's been the Midnight Mod we've all slept a bit better.

He's cooking with gas, baby! He's the Mad Midnight Modder what Mods at Midnight!
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:09 AM on November 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


I always imagine the Midnight Mod being sort of like Sting in Quadrophenia -- an ultra-cool mod by night but with a horribly embarrassing day job.
posted by The World Famous at 8:29 AM on November 9, 2009


By the way- a simple custom style to highlight the mods' usernames (I've been using it for a few years):
a[href="http://www.metafilter.com/user/7418"]:before ,
a[href="http://www.metafilter.com/user/292"]:before ,
a[href="http://www.metafilter.com/user/191"]:before ,
a[href="http://www.metafilter.com/user/1"]:before {content:"[ "; color:#fff;}

a[href="http://www.metafilter.com/user/7418"]:after ,
a[href="http://www.metafilter.com/user/292"]:after ,
a[href="http://www.metafilter.com/user/191"]:after ,
a[href="http://www.metafilter.com/user/1"]:after {content:" ]"; color:#fff;}
I prefer the white brackets, but you could easily just drop the :before selector and just make their names red or something.
posted by potch at 12:06 PM on November 9, 2009


And by the way- while Greasemonkey scripts are totally nifty, they will totally bog down your meefing experience (especiallty in huge threads...). Any time you can just use a style (which the browser renders much faster than a JS script ever could), you should.

</psa>
posted by potch at 12:09 PM on November 9, 2009


As we speak, another unfavoriting is happening. Quelle horreur!
posted by Burhanistan at 1:11 PM on November 9, 2009


It's Damn That Television unfavoriting in the big favorites thread, I believe (that was my first hunch and that seems to be the case).
posted by Kattullus at 1:29 PM on November 9, 2009


To explain to those who didn't participate in the big favorites thread, Damn That Television favorited every contribution that didn't already have a favorite.
posted by Kattullus at 1:43 PM on November 9, 2009


And, favorites are like little hairs that grow inside your heart, and when someone unfavorites you it's like they yanked that hair inside your heart. Such viciousness!
posted by Burhanistan at 2:01 PM on November 9, 2009


Unfavorites. they hurt, people, they really hurt.

You callous bastards.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:24 PM on November 9, 2009


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